Injuries plaging several key Nebraska players during spring practice | Football

Nebraska passed the halfway point of spring workouts Thursday and continues to practice without multiple players who will figure prominently into next season. Tight end has been particularly hard, NU coach Scott Frost said. Along with Travis Vokolek, Chris Hickman and Chancellor Brewington, touted second-year freshman Thomas Fidone has missed time with injury as well. … Read more

Zavier Betts’ future unclear with Nebraska football | Football

One of Nebraska’s most dynamic playmakers is no longer part of the program. Huskers coach Scott Frost said Thursday that third-year receiver and Bellevue West graduate Zavier Betts is not practicing and his future with NU is unclear. He declined to get into specifics, repeatedly saying the speedy 6-foot-2, 200-ponder is “not a member of … Read more

Tennessee football could enjoy a breakout 2021

Hendon Hooker of Tennessee runs with the ball against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.Image: Getty Images Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel says that spring practice looks “unrecognizable” from where the Vols were a year ago in Knoxville. Reeling from the termination of Jeremy Pruitt and a large … Read more

UPDATED: 14-year-old killed in Racine was a quiet kid with massive football talent | Crime and Courts

RACINE — He had so much potential. A quiet kid with immense talent, and his life was cut short. A 14-year-old boy who was shot in the head Sunday night while sitting in the passenger seat of an alleged stolen car has died, the Racine Police Department reported Wednesday. RPD initially identified the victim as … Read more

‘You’re going to make six figures as a player here’: NIL looms large for Nebraska’s fortunes | Football

Casey Thompson showed the email to his teammates a few weeks ago. This was a new one. The message asked if the Husker quarterback would consider monetizing his name, image and likeness by creating some exclusive online videos. He could lead workouts, for example, or do instructional videos or QB training. The catch, for Thompson … Read more

The Football-Sized Clues That Tom Brady Was Never Really Retired

It took less than a week of Tom Brady being retired for it to seem very possible that Tom Brady probably wasn’t retired. Six days after he revealed that he was calling it quits, he appeared on his “Let’s Go!” podcast, and he wasn’t exactly subtle about his decision not being final. “Never say never,” … Read more

Casey Thompson and Nebraska quarterbacks take center stage on Wednesday | Football

Nebraska’s quarterback competition took center stage after practice Wednesday. One by one, the most prominent members of football’s most prominent position fielded questions from media members after the Huskers completed the first third of their 15 spring workouts. Casey Thompson — in his first general interview since joining NU from the transfer portal in January … Read more

Linebacker Chris Kolarevic could fill Nebraska’s open nickel spot | Football

LINCOLN — Add another name to Nebraska’s competition for the open job at nickel: Chris Kolarevic. Kolarevic — part of the rotation at inside linebacker last season — will get a long look this spring at the spot vacated by the NFL-bound JoJo Domann. It’s been an encouraging start after four practices. “I had no … Read more

McKewon: Erik Chinander’s task for Nebraska’s defense, Fred Hoiberg’s epic week and more | Football

LINCOLN — If you want to know JoJo Domann’s value to Nebraska’s defense, you could measure it by the full round of questions defensive coordinator Erik Chinander fielded last week about who might replace the three-year starter. Or you could wait until the second round of questions that came a few minutes after the first. … Read more

Chatelain: The fascinating challenge of Nebraska’s offensive overhaul | Football

LINCOLN — How do you build a playbook on the fly? How does a strong-willed head coach compromise his philosophy with a 64-year-old offensive coordinator? How do five assistants who worked in five places a year ago — Pittsburgh, Nebraska, LSU, TCU and the Chicago Bears — form a cohesive identity? Nebraska’s offensive reconstruction this … Read more